Japanese PM Considers a Visit to Kyiv

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, January 6, 2023
Japanese PM Considers a Visit to Kyiv

On January 9-14, Fumio Kishida plans to make several diplomatic visits to France, Italy, the UK, Canada and the USA

On January 6, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on behalf of Ukraine, congratulated Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida on the start of Japan's presidency in the G7.

"Congratulated prime minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, on the beginning of Japan's presidency of the G7. Thanked his country for powerful generators and transformers that will help hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians stay warm and with light. Invited to participate in implementing the Peace Formula," Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

It is reported that Zelenskyy invited Kishida to visit Kyiv. Japanese officials have not yet confirmed plans for the prime minister's arrival in Ukraine. At the same time, Fumio Kishida himself stated: "I would like to consider it based on various circumstances."

The minister also reaffirmed Japan's intentions to continue countering Russia's aggression hand in hand with Ukraine.

"I strongly condemned Russia's continued aggression and stated that Japan would do its utmost to provide assistance, including to get through the winter, in order to protect the lives of the Ukrainian people," Fumio Kishida.

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